Liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrophotometry (LC-MS/MS) has been developed for simultaneous determination of four antibiotics which have coccidiicidal effects including monensin, dimetridazole, sulfadimethoxin, and sulfadimidine in feed samples. The research conducted by using mobile phase A (0.1% formic acid solution; 10 mM ammonium formate) and phase B (MeOH; 0.1% formic acid; 10 mM ammonium formate) with C18 reversed-phase chromatography column (2.1 × 1.5 mm, ID 3.5 μm) simultaneously and successfully identified these four antibiotics in a short time about 10 minutes. The method detection limits and quantification limits for all analytes were 15.0 and 45.0 µg/kg, respectively. The calibration curve of the method was in the range of 45 - 1,500 µg/L. The method was validated for high accuracy, efficiency and applied to analyze the feed samples on the Hanoi market.
Monensin, Dimetridazole, Sulfadimidine, Sulfadimethoxine, coccidiosis, LC-MS/MS.
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